Peppermint Bark

Presented by 'Emma, the SouthernCakeQueen

All you need is 1 pound of white candy wafers (Merkens is the best but the candy melts from Michael's will work as well)

1/2 cup

(or finely crushed starlight mints or candy canes).

Melt the candy coating very slowly in the microwave in a microwaveable bowl. Be careful not to burn, if the chocolate is melted too fast  it gets too hot and  it will harden and not become liquid.  Start with 30 seconds and then stir. Continue heating at 15 second intervals, stirring each time until melted. Add in 1/2 cup peppermint pieces.

Stir until completely combined.

Spread candy thinly out on wax paper and allow to cool. (About an 11? X 17? area) You can set in the fridge for 5-10 minutes.

Once hard, break candy into pieces. This is the perfect treat to keep on hand for unexpected guests and it makes a wonderful hostess or neighbor gift when wrapped in a pretty container.

Variations: drizzle with milk or dark chocolate.   Put down a thin layer of milk or dark chocolate then the white chocolate & peppermint mixture.